John “Rotten” Lydon – a man who made a career out of being obnoxious – has come out in favour of Brexit and Trump.
For some reason.
Which has shocked many. As how could a man who once called for ‘Anarchy in the UK’ possibly back something as potentially catastrophic as… Brexit… or Trump…
Oh wait – I get it.
We spoke to what we thought was a punk historian. Although it later turned out to just be a regular historian who had been run over by a street-sweeper and had his clothes shredded:
Throughout his career, Lydon has had a knack for annoying people. In the 70s, this meant putting amphetamines on his cereal and spitting at people. In later life, it entailed making everyone think he was actually the sort of person he once implied we should stand against.
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We asked the historian if all this was the essence of punk:
Well, it’s hard to say. People have accused him of things which are varyingly crass and rancid. Which you could say is punk. Although perhaps he’s just a generally crass and rancid guy.
In the UK
Despite having shouted “you should keep your mouth shut!” at every celebrity who disagreed with them, prominent figures on the right have been relishing Lydon’s support. Which suggests three things:
- They’re even more comfortable with hypocrisy than Lydon is.
- They didn’t understand what ‘Anarchy in the UK’ was about.
- They’ll take whatever support they can get at this point.
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